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6 WAYS TO SPEND YOUR SAMOA HOLIDAY.

Avatar   By Mike Williams  - House of Travel Analytics & SEO Manager


There’s only one thing most of us want to do when we go to a place like Samoa. Nothing!

Or is it?....Some people simply can’t relax on the beach or by the pool for too long without going stir crazy. Others like to mix up their holiday of indulgence with a little activity between siestas. Fortunately, Samoa can offer the best of both worlds, from relaxation and pampering to adventure and excitement. 



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1  |  SNORKELLING AND DIVING.

You may have heard people gush about the relaxing holiday in Samoa, but the island nation is also an aquatic wonderland, so be sure to take your togs. Of course, Samoa has extraordinary diving and snorkelling. Whatever your comfort level in the water, there is an opportunity for an aquatic adventure in Samoa. Some resorts have decent spots right on their doorstep, but many people take a charter tour to an outer reef.





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2  |  SWIMMING WITH TURTLES.

Gone swimming with any endangered prehistoric creatures lately? Check out the wetlands sanctuary at Satoalepai village in Savaii and go for a dip with some magnificent Green Sea Turtles. You may see other marine life when you're out on a dive.

 



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3  |  SURFING.

Samoa is a hidden gem when it comes to surfing, right up there in terms of quality with Indonesia, but without the crowds. Samoa gets waves all year around, especially the south shores of Upolu and Savaii while the North shores of those islands are best in summer. A Samoa surfing experience can be anything from getting surf lessons, taking a daily surf charter, or even booking surf-specific accommodation where you can get from your bed to wave in a couple of minutes.





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4  |  GO FISH.

Even the most cynical about the excitement value of a fishing trip will reconsider their opinion once they are trying to haul in a 50kg Yellowfin Tuna or 200kg Blue Marlin. Day charters are available or enthusiasts can even go out for days at a time, living on the boat and scouring Samoa’s most secluded waters for the perfect catch. 





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5.  |  CYCLE THE ISLAND.

Cycling is a great way to leisurely explore Samoa, whether you are an enthusiast shipping over your own bike or just want to hire a bike and take off with your togs and a map and go exploring for a day. Guided cycling tours are also popular.





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6  |  HIT THE ROADS.

Samoa is brimming with hidden gems! Hire a car and explore at your own pace. You'll find walking tracks through unspoiled, perfect spots for secluded picnics, crystal-clear waterfalls, tiny family eateries and much more!

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ABOUT MIKE WILLIAMS

Mike Williams is a Kiwi based in New Hampshire. He started working at House of Travel as one of Inspire Magazine's first contributors. Now he is House of Travel's resident data and analytics expert and his contributions to the Inspire blog are now in the realm of SEO. Living in New Hampshire has given him resistance to below freezing temperatures almost comparable to that of an Alaskan.

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